Dear Haskell community, Over the past months we have discussed changes to GHC's process for collecting, discussing, and considering new language extensions, compiler features, and the like. Happily, we are now ready to move forward with our new proposal p... A festive Haskell ramble Functional programming. CPP is a C preprocessor, but it is common to use it in Haskell. That leads to a number of issues. It can mess with haskell code. CPP doesn't understand Haskell code, instead it assumes C code. @snoyberg asked for community's opinnion about how to handle exceptions in http-client. You can also see responses here without answering the poll: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/172VCI-9ikFSXfa1hRu8WYsLBu2F6270IqAv44rVsLhQ/viewanalytics There's Haskell hackathon in Budapest. Anyone planning on participating? Any plans for what to hack? Projects to do? Recently I've gotten some feedback from a non-Haskelling colleague that from their perspective, the Haskell community does not discuss design patterns very often. One one hand, I do feel that functional programming languages are not as fertile of a breedi... The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 8.0.1 =============================================== The GHC developers are very pleased to announce the release of the first new super-major version of our Haskell compiler in six years, GHC 8.0.1.